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  • The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden, and are located at 45°20′42.99′′S 170°49′33.82′′E / 45.345275°S 170.8260611°E / -45.345275; 170.8260611. — “Moeraki Boulders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. — “Boulders Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Glacial erratics such as this boulder are common on Baltic beaches. The word boulder comes from Middle English "bulder" which was probably of Scandinavian origin such as dialectal Swedish "bullersten" meaning "noisy. — “Boulder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • At last the clever little pony, with a bend of his knees, started from under the Professor's legs, and left him standing upon two boulders on the shore just like the colossus of Rhodes. — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne
  • "God rest him! he died very quietly, and I buried him deep, with big boulders on his breast; so I do not think that the jackals can have dug him up. And then I came away." — “King Solomon's Mines” by H Rider Haggard
  • Then, taking the lead, she advanced down the cavern, picking her way with great care, as indeed it was necessary to do, for the floor was most irregular–strewn with boulders like the bed of a stream, and in some places pitted with deep holes, in which it would have been easy to break one's leg. — “She: A History of Adventure” by H Rider Haggard
  • All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a mystery of the course of this small brook; fearing, perhaps, that, with its never-ceasing loquacity, it should whisper tales out of the heart of the old forest whence it flowed, or mirror its revelations on the smooth surface of a pool. — “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • All day it streamed rain; the island ran like a sop, there was no dry spot to be found; and when I lay down that night, between two boulders that made a kind of roof, my feet were in a bog. — “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "If the royalist traitors are still alone, which is more than likely to be the case, then warn your comrades who are lying in wait there, and all of you creep and take cover behind the rocks and boulders round the hut, and wait there, in dead silence, until the tall Englishman arrives; then only rush the hut, when he is safely within its doors. — “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

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